One of the questions we need to ask ourselves is: How much of the news is biased? Can we recognise bias? The fact is, despite the journalistic ideal of ‘objectivity’, every news story is __________ by the attitudes and background of its interviewers, writers, journalists, photographers and editors. That is not to say that all bias is __________. but it does exist.
So how can we, as readers or viewers, determine bias? Well, in the case of newspapers, it manifests itself in a number of ways, such as what events __________ for inclusion or omission. The ___________ of the article, meaning its proximity to the front or back pages, is significant. The use of headlines, photographs and language are further examples.
(A) influenced agreed judged fixed
(B) considered accidental deliberate balanced
(C) being selected have selected are selected selected
(D) placement space area size
A) influence: the other words don’t create meaning in context
B) deliberate: the other words don’t create meaning in context
C) are selected: Present Simple Passive
D) placement: the other words don’t create meaning in context